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  1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Maine
    Posts : 20,907
    Windows10Pro 64Bit on 2 DeskTop Computers
       14 Nov 2015 #921

    MPSAN said: View Post
    Yes you can.

    Here is what I did...

    I did this to get rid of windows.old, BT and WS...just change lines for directory you want from elevated CMD Prompt.

    takeown /F C:\Windows.old\* /R /A
    icacls C:\Windows.old\*.* /T /grant administrators:F
    rmdir /S /Q C:\Windows.old\
    Just should be able to run Disk Cleanup, system files, then click on the files you want to remove, and Windows deletes them. shouldn't be that hard....
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  2. Joined : Oct 2014
    Arnold, MD
    Posts : 17,335
    Triple Boot 10 Pro & 10 Insider Pro & 8.1 Pro
       14 Nov 2015 #922

    MPSAN said: View Post
    Yes you can.

    Here is what I did...

    I did this to get rid of windows.old, BT and WS...just change lines for directory you want from elevated CMD Prompt.

    takeown /F C:\Windows.old\* /R /A
    icacls C:\Windows.old\*.* /T /grant administrators:F
    rmdir /S /Q C:\Windows.old\
    There is a much simpler and safer way. Go to MY PC, right click your OS drive. Select "clean disk". Let it calculate. Then click system files and let it calculate again. Check off which areas you want cleaned. Let it do it's thing. It was designed to do this. It's actually running cleanmgr under the covers. One typo in the CMD lines above could cause heartache.
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  3. Joined : Oct 2014
    Arnold, MD
    Posts : 17,335
    Triple Boot 10 Pro & 10 Insider Pro & 8.1 Pro
       14 Nov 2015 #923

    OldMike65 said: View Post
    Just should be able to run Disk Cleanup, system files, then click on the files you want to remove, and Windows deletes them. shouldn't be that hard....
    I believe that only cleans windows.old, but I may be wrong.
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  4. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 1,563
    Windows 10 Pro x64 RS 10586.586
       14 Nov 2015 #924

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    I believe that only cleans windows.old, but I may be wrong.
    Yup....you 're absolutely right.
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  5. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 1,309
    win 10 Insider
       14 Nov 2015 #925

    Nope, it can clear both. You tick Temporary Windows Installation files and Previous windows Installations.
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  6. Joined : May 2015
    Posts : 71
    Microsoft Windows 10x64 Pro
       14 Nov 2015 #926

    linw said: View Post
    Nope, it can clear both. You tick Temporary Windows Installation files and Previous windows Installations.
    We have a winner! I can certainly confirm this fact because I just did it after installing TH2.
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  7. Joined : Aug 2015
    Maine
    Posts : 20,907
    Windows10Pro 64Bit on 2 DeskTop Computers
       14 Nov 2015 #927

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    I believe that only cleans windows.old, but I may be wrong.
    Nope...well at least on my computer after doing the update, it removed all those files in about 1 min. Will remove tons of leftovers if you click the right choices.
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  8. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 196
    windows 10 (x64)
       14 Nov 2015 #928

    MPSAN said: View Post
    Yes you can.

    Here is what I did...

    I did this to get rid of windows.old, BT and WS...just change lines for directory you want from elevated CMD Prompt.

    takeown /F C:\Windows.old\* /R /A
    icacls C:\Windows.old\*.* /T /grant administrators:F
    rmdir /S /Q C:\Windows.old\
    For me it did not work.
    See attached pic
    Click image for larger version. 

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  9. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 196
    windows 10 (x64)
       14 Nov 2015 #929

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    There is a much simpler and safer way. Go to MY PC, right click your OS drive. Select "clean disk". Let it calculate. Then click system files and let it calculate again. Check off which areas you want cleaned. Let it do it's thing. It was designed to do this. It's actually running cleanmgr under the covers. One typo in the CMD lines above could cause heartache.
    That has not cleaned either windows.old nor $Windows.~WS
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  10. Joined : Aug 2015
    Maine
    Posts : 20,907
    Windows10Pro 64Bit on 2 DeskTop Computers
       14 Nov 2015 #930

    lvgandhi said: View Post
    That has not cleaned either windows.old nor $Windows.~WS
    Well sure worked for me, as that's how I removed all those files, took about 1 min on my ssd. Worked great.

    Disk Cleanup.
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